Get Involved!This website is designed to introduce you to the The Orchards at Walnut Creek, a proposed mixed use project that will include a new Safeway store, retail, dining and neighborhood amenities that can be enjoyed by the entire family! To design a project that best serves and complements the community, we welcome comments -- so take our survey and please continue to visit this website for project updates. Thank you!

City Council Approves The Orchards at Walnut Creek!

6.18.14 – After three years of public hearings and community meetings, the City Council has approved the Orchards at Walnut Creek!

Thank you to all of you who attended any or all of the project’s 25 public hearings, and thank you for taking the time to send your letters of support to the Council… your voice was heard!

Please take a moment to send the Council your thanks by emailing them directly or submitting a letter to the editor

While the planning process is not yet over, we hope to be fully entitled and ready to break ground by the end of this year!

Thank you again for all of your support over the last three years. We couldn’t have done it without you!

City Council Needs To Hear from You Today!

Last week, the Walnut Creek City Council made the first step towards approving The Orchards.

However, the Council still needs to approve other parts of the project. You can make a difference by emailing the City Council today! Be sure to thank the Council for moving forward, and urge them to approve the other aspects of the project!

Click here to email the City Council!

We greatly appreciate your support of The Orchards at Walnut Creek. Please make sure the Council hears from you today!

Council Moves Forward with Orchards at Walnut Creek!

6.3.14 – The Walnut Creek City Council has made its first significant steps towards final approval of The Orchards at Walnut Creek by unanimously approving the project’s Final Environmental Impact Report!

Tuesday’s success was made possible by your continued efforts to make sure the City’s decision makers heard from you. We couldn’t be prouder to be a part of such a wonderful community that knows how to have its voice heard!

Given that Safeway’s lease at Encina Grande is expiring, our plan is to break ground by the end of the year and host a grand opening by October 2015!

Again, thank you for all of your support over the length of this process. Please make sure to email your City Council to thank them for their unanimous vote last night!

We can’t wait to see you at Grand Opening of The Orchards next year!

Final City Council Hearing June 3! Have Your Voice Heard!

5.26.14 – On June 3rd, the Walnut Creek City Council will consider the planning commission’s recommendation to approve The Orchards project. However, only with the council’s support can we build this exciting project. So, mark you calendar and be heard one last time! We would also like to extend a special thanks to all the supporters who attended the hearing to have their voice heard!



WHERE: WALNUT CREEK CITY HALL, 1666 N. Main Street (Click here for a map!)

HOW: RSVP Today by emailing

Thank you for your continued support! We hope to see you at one last public hearing on Tuesday, June 3!

Take a Virtual Tour of The Orchards!

If you have seen the remarkable architectural and landscaping plans for The Orchards, you know that there are some exciting changes coming to your neighborhood!

But now, we have developed a video that reintroduces you to The Orchards, from vantage point of both a pedestrian and a bird. By clicking on the picture below, you’ll be introduced to all the project’s exciting and unique features, as if The Orchards was already open for business!  You’ll be able to imagine yourself enjoying coffee or dinner outdoors, and gazing at Mt. Diablo from a scenic lookout. 

We could not be more pleased to reintroduce you to The Orchards’ fine shopping, restaurants, open space amenities for the entire family to enjoy and, of course, your new Safeway grocery store. 

Click on the picture below to get a sneak preview of The Orchards at Walnut Creek!

The Orchards – Supported by Over 2,500 Local Residents!

Support for The Orchards at Walnut Creek is widespread, and continuing to grow!  To see a map of supporters, click here!

Over 2,000 of Your Friends and Neighbors Support The Orchards!

Over the past few months, support for bringing new shops, restaurants, parks and a brand new Safeway to Walnut Creek has grown significantly! 

We are also pleased to announce some new and exciting features to the project’s site plan, including a “main street,” allowing for an open space experience, interspersed with restaurants, shops, walking trails and areas for community events. These exciting changes will not only improve your shopping experience, but improve traffic flow within the shopping center.  Click here to check out the new site plan!

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You Spoke, We Listened!

7.10.13 - Property Development Centers is excited to announce a revised site plan for The Orchards at Walnut Creek!

We have listened to your comments and developed a new site plan that creates a larger, more contiguous park and open space areas that ensures a more pedestrian-friendly retail and community lifestyle center! Click here to look at the new site plans!

Get to Know The Orchards – Host a Neighborhood Meeting!

On May 30th, Property Development Centers (PDC) introduced the project to interested neighbors and answered questions on the project’s timeline, possible tenants, outdoor public space and the senior housing component!

If you would like to host such a meeting at your home for your friends and immediate neighbors, call us at (925) 322-1666 or email us at

We’ll bring food and refreshments!  All we ask is that your neighbors bring questions!

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Help Spread the Word on Facebook!

To help us introduce The Orchards to your friends and neighbors, please click here  to “Like” the Orchards on Facebook. Thank you!